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. >>> tax hikes and steep spending cuts are just weeks away from keeping america from going off that fiscal cliff. >>> find out when it is expected to hit, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. complete bay area coverage starts right now this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is tuesday december the 11th, i am dave clark. >> let's start with the weather, maybe some rain coming? >> more cold. >>> it is even colder out there for some but it will be colder for all. upper 70s, that will be a distance memory here soon. the system does not have any rain but temperatures are coming down, low clouds and increasing clouds and very 50s, very low 60s. >>> good morning, no major problems and the weather continues to look good in sunny veil. 5:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> we have been following breaking news out of the area, tara moriarty just arrived at the scene and it's an apartment fire at the bart station. >> that's right, we are only a block away from the bart station. >> reporter: these are some apartment complexes a
markets and mcdonald's in america. smith and wesson is rolling in record profits. the maker of the rifles brought in a quarter billion dollars in profit last year. a fast growing part of the gun industry, military style semi automatic rifles and high capacity magazines for ammunition. gun shops report a surge in gun demand after newtown. some is is people looking to protect themselves or tighter gun control laws. in particular, they worry about coming restrictions to the ar-15 military-style rifles like the bushmaster style used at sandy hook elementary. stocks initially fell, but the demand for guns in america remains very strong. there 89 guns in america per 100 residents, the highest in the world. the size and health of this industry cannot be overstated. brooke? >> we roll on to the top of the hour. a lot to get here including the standoff over your taxes. here's what we are hearing now. there could be a vote on john boehner's fiscal cliff plan b tonight as president obama threatens to veto it. plus the man expected to be secretary of state questions the department he could soon take
's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives helping their children fulfill their dreams so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. >> the president also said the country must take what he called meaningful action to prevent today's shootings. you can send your condolences to the victims by going to our facebook page. you can postyour thoughts on our wall. >>> it all started around 9:30 a.m. eastern time when police learned that a shooter was inside the s
owners in america are responsible. they buy their guns legally and use them safely. >> it is encouraging that most gun owners have stepped up to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in new town. >> steps to protect our rights and protect our kids. >> the president has called on congress to pass legislation that bans the sale of military assault style weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> is also asked senator-- vice-president joe biden's come up with proposals by january to keep children safe including addressing mental health and school safety. >> the national rifle association will hold what they call a national news announcement the executive director will discuss what the group is calling meaningful contributions to prevent future mass shootings. >> in an earlier statement the nra says its members were " shocked, saddened and heartbroken by last are the shooting. >> will carry an announcement live at 745. >> john kerry will be nominated for secretary of state by prison the bottpreside >> john kerry expected to be the next secretary of state.
the lead in the fight for tighter gun control. >> is this america? >> i don't think so >>catherine: will have more on local schools and gun- control but first,grant lodes is standing by elementary school shooting. >> today, children across connecticut saw something classes. uniformed police are in or around most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're go
politics gets in the way of america's progress. >> and they called on them to reach a prau phaoeuz or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making $250,000. >> i believe it could pass both houses as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> roy blunt delivered the republican spaupbs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of the americans will not even pay the interest on the trillion-dollar debt. >> and there is a plan that could include extending unemployment insurance benefits, and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans. but this issue remains a major sticking point with many republicans resisting any tax inkraes at all. the last-minute process calls into question washington's ability to look at all the issues. >> meanwhile, americans watched with worry and frustration. >> i think they are all failing us a great deal and i am sick and tired of them fighting. >> it's the equivalent of worrying about your mortgage after you are already homeless. >> and meanwhile, president obama has been consistent in ra
for the toyota camry. america's most popular car faired poorly in this new front crash tests by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry is a front wheel ended up a bidding the passenger compartment foot well it worked. so far--the airbags did not deploy. the toyota pre s v hybrid wagon did not perform any better. it also urged a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received as a to stop rating of good in a crash test. >> general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
. >> and that is president obama as he seeks to comfort the community of newtown community and the rest of america in services this evening recall the horror of the shooting and the innocence of the victims. mr.obama met with the families of the 26 killed. he called on the nation to do more to keep children safe. >>> meantime new information is coming to light about how gunman adam lanza pulled out friday's shooting. he used his rifle to blow the door open. he then killed the principal and school counselor. >> churchgoers in newtown were traumatized once again today when someone phoned in a death threat during services. the saint rose of lima catholic church was evacuated then a s.w.a.t. team searched the facilities for an hour. the threat scared churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we
: this is canyon sports. >> made in america. >> reporter: a gun shot where the line is long and the weapons are stacked. >> no, no. first time i owned it. >> reporter: do you have a gun? >> no. >> reporter: she said she needs to protect her family because of the weapons criminals have. >> will never probably need it or use it but if i do, i will have it. >> reporter: she sports the perez -- she supports the president. >> i think they should regulate both. you know, i am not sure how the policies would look but they should be looked in to. it is a scary thing out there. >> fire arm purchases are hot right now. >> reporter: the owner -- >> now, i mean, the pressure is high on him to do something. >> criminals don't buy guns. >> reporter: he does not agree with the president on the need for new gun control but he says he agrees on the need for more mental health resources in america as does one of his customers. >> absolutely. i see that as being probably the biggest problem. the responsibility of the owners of the guns and their mental health is a huge concern. >> reporter: also a huge concer
at the snow conditions in the sierra. >> thousands of previously unpublished boy scouts of america files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted to an online database. grant lodes is standing by with where to find it. and where the accused offenders are here in the bay area. grant? >> these are called perversion files. the los angeles times published the data base - you can see detailed information on boy scouts of america employees and volunteers who have been removed from the organization for suspected sexual abuse. the database includes a nation-wide map pinpointing suspected molestors - there are more than five thousand files or cases since the 1940's. the database includes volunteer the men were affiliated with troups in from santa rosa, san to san jose. also san francisco, sunnyvale, concord, richmond, and other locations. the most common issue was officials allowing volunteers with criminal molestation records into the boy scouts. >> this wide-spread alleged abuse is the latest controversy for the boy scouts. the organizations has also been
and existing homes sales. >> a big fail for the toyota camry. america's most popular car fared poorly in this new front crash test by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry's front wheel ended up bending the passenger compartment footwell inward. the steering was pushed so far off -- the airbags did *not deploy. the toyota prius -v- hybrid wagon didn't perform any better -- it also earned a "poor" rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received the institutes top rating of "good" in the crash test. >> it's showtime for u-p-s! the carrier says today's peak shipping day will be the busiest in its history. the men and women in brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u-s. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrow's the deadline to make sure your gifts arrive by christmas eve. 5:11 we will be back this is a live look to the approach. very quiet. things looking clear and concord, it is only 31 degrees. that is another cold one below 32 degrees. 56 degrees expected, later. (music) >> it is chilly here however, a strong storm is pounding t
tricks and top 10 list are joining the ranks of america's cultural achievements. the late night comedian received the honors along with dustin hoffman and led zeppelin and buddy guy. the kennedy center honors will air on cbs the day after christmas. >>> and the finale of "the twilight" saga held top office. "breaking dawn," "lincoln," "rising of pi" round it out. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nats with more than 60-thousand lights... it's hard to miss. after a two- year hiatus...e caltrain "holiday train" std [cheers and applause] >>> with more than 60,000 lights it is hard to miss it. after a two-year high eightis, the train stopped at eight stations it this weekend to collect toys for local children. during each stop, people had a chance to snap photos of santa -- with santa. all of the donations went to the salvation army. >>> all right, not too much rain our way. be careful oned with. >>s yes. ed with a little wet. the next
possible. >>> i know there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. >> president barack obama said that his first reaction to today's shooting was as a parent, not a commander in chief. in the wake of the elementary school shooting in connecticut, children trying to process what happened and it can be a difficult task for parents who want to help them. >> reporter: the images are heart wrenching, school kids in in connecticut consoled by their parents as they flee the scene of a mas shooting. they say -- phasdz mass shooting. >> kids, like all of us, respond immediately to other people's faces. and, i think you need to give your kids a chance to talk about what they feel. >> it is a conversation some parents are aphencive about. >> i don't know how i would be able to deal with talking to them. just thinking about it and imagining it if it was my sop's school. >> it will be difficult but we -
that have to pay the use of the name iphone in latin america. a company already used the rights to that name and uses it on a smartphone. apple will probably reach an agreement to also use the iphone name because it doesn't want to stop selling it's devices in latin america and are not commenting on the issue. burger king is also expanding in central america. the second largest fast food chain is partnering with one of the companies that already owns bk franchises and they plan to open more than 130 new restaurants and introduce the new chain. burger king has similar joint ventures in russia, brazil, south africa and china. >> more than 14,000 dock workers on the east coast and the gulf are threatening to go on strike on sunday. brian takes a look at the impact it could have on the economy. >> they move everything from our clothes to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached betw
of a government default into the current negotiations. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> in spite of the rhetoric, president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone today for the first time in days. neither side is revealing what they discussed. >>> on wall street, stocks ended mixed with a fiscal cliff. the dow industrials gained 82 points amid optimism about a deal in washington perhaps in the next week. the tech heavy nasdaq fell 22 led lower by apple. its shares were 6% lower. apple's largest loss in a year. apple shares lost $37 to close at 538 and change. still apple stock is up more than $100 since the start of the year. >>> meantime, citigroup announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce. the company says the cuts will save more than $1 billion a year. the bulk of the jobs are in global operations. it is unclear how many jobs will be lost here in the united states. >>> i already calculated your rain total for the day. next, the conditions you can expect tomorrow that will
giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was shot. >> reporter: activist mindy fikelstein was surrounded by children when a man opened fire. >> the problem is too many guns. people who shouldn't get their hands on gun have the ability to do so. >> reporter: the pistols used today a glock and a sig. and connecticut like california has strict rules. >> the united states, 8,400 deaths a year due to gun violence. we have got to do something about it. and congress has got to get a backbone. >> these children were murdered, brutally murdered in the place where they felt safe. >> reporter: scenes like these always take her back. >> i was brought to my knees, i left work in tears and have basically been under a blanket all day. >> but more than anguish she hopes for outrage and action. >> call the white house, call your congressman, e-mail, go to we are better than this.org. the
. >>> families in the south bay enjoying a winter wonderland tonight in north america. the entertainment included live shows and games. wonderland will stay at north america through january 4. children four years and under get in for free. >>> a lot of fresh new snow in the sierra tonight and an incredible example of human nature. a chain installers mission to return a lost wedding ring. >> ch >>> a manhole cover exploded in downtown san francisco this evening. pg & e says it was caused by an underground vault fire. the blast happened around 5:00 this evening near the corner of third and mission street. the intersection was closed to traffic for a while as crews put out the fire. no one was injured and there was no power outages. >>> investigators have found a note and human remains at the home of a man who's accused of deliberately setting a fire and then shooting and killing two firefighters that arrived at the scene. david lee miller has the new details emerging on the man at the center of this attack. >> reporter: when firefighters arrived at the home of adam spangler they did not know they w
will do in america is hug our children a little tighter and tell them that we love them and remind each other how much we love one another. there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. >> one of the six adults killed was 47-year-old, the school's principal. she was known for her playful passion and just a month ago she dressed up as a sandy hook book fairy wearing a crown to inspire first graders to read. >> we're learning about the brave teachers who desperately tried to protect young students from the gunman. police s.w.a.t. teams tried to find the shooter. a first great teacher was killed in the attack. she put herself between the shooter and children. "good morning america" george stephanopolous talked with her cousin who learned of her last acted. >> my cousin vicky, took the students and shielded the children in the closet trying to protect them in between the gunman and kids. yes, she is a hero. her life dream was to be a teacher. her instincts kicked in and protected the children from the harm that was coming. i'm sure she heard what was going on and went into
" posted thousands of previously unpublished files from boy scouts of america detailing accusations of sexual abuse. the documents were released earlier after a ruling by the oregon supreme court. the names of those accused were removed from the files. ktvu review of the file shows there were a total of 88 cases in the bay area, including those posted today and those released earlier. >>> san francisco muni officials are reporting a computer problem. officials say riders are seeing inaccurate arrival times online and on electronic message boards at train and bus shelters. the glitch began sometime before 7 this morning prompting muni staff to make manual route- by-route adjustments. fushls say despite -- officials say despite the problem, there have no major interruptions today. >>> the celebration of kwanzaa has started today. >> reporter: ken, here at the bay area discovery museum, hundreds of kids and parents got to learn about kwanzaa through art, history and music. the sounds of jazz, that uniquely american music, filled this sausalito museum. it had the kids dancing and every
phone in l.a. tin america. apple will probably use -- it doesn't want to stopple selling the devices latin america. >>> 6:21. remembering the late great dick clark. the special honor he's receiving at the new years celebration in times square. >>> and locking up love in santa clara county. why romantics are at odds with cal tran over a street bridge. >>> depending on your point of view it's a symbol of ever lasting love -- they have hung padlocks. it started with a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary in august i should say. they got the idea of seeing similar landmarks locked up by lovers around the world. there is a sign that says cal tran owns the bridge and will remove the locks on february 1st. some hope to convince cal tran to keep the locks of love up. >>> time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one woman took advantage setting up a charity scam. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of little six-year-old noah pozner a victim of the shooting. she advertised on facebook saying a funeral fund was open to donors. all of the
after what happened on friday in new town conn. >> did you know that children ages 5 to 15 in america are 13 times as likely to be murdered with guns as children compared to kids in other industrialized countries? >> that is according to a public health specialist at harvard. in australia in 1996, a mass killing of 35 people lead to a national fire arms agreement. the buyback of guns and tighter gun rules for licensing as a storage. after 14 years of that law going into effect, there is been not been one shooting. canada requires a 28 day waiting period to buy a handgun, and imposes a clever safeguard: umpire should have the support of. >> your vet says she is not sure of what a lot were waiting to hear what accomplished just get rid of assault weapons we need to find some answers soon. >> thank you and me. >> is 7:57 a.m. we will be back with more in a couple of minutes as we take a faa look at the fog and rain in walnut creek. (male announcer) live from the bay area's news station, this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at a in starts now. >> thank you for joining us on this
is going to be about the right to carry one in at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> legal experts say that the bake next issue will be the right to carry a gun public. a federal appeals court in chicago this week overturned a statewide ban on carrying concealed weapons. that ruling is at odds with those of other federal courts that have mostly upheld state and local gun laws restricting their use. legal experts say that competing rulings from appellate courts. mean the fight over this issue is likely headed for supreme court review. >> a heated interview on piers morgan as a gun advocate said banning guns is
the next round of rain expected this week. >> america moving closer to going off the fiscal cliff. but what exactly does that mean to you? the latest on negotiations -- and the tax implications -- after the break. >>catherine: wwe're continuing to follow the developments in the school shooting in conneticut. today - two more little children were buried. while others are returning to school. a full report from newtown - at 5-30. >>pam: taxes could be on the way. tonight, kron4's dan kerman if talks about what you can do before the end of the year. to protect what's in your but first - catherine heenan has an update on where negotiations stand right now. catherine? >> there's some optimism that lawmakers are closing in on a budget deal. president obama and house speaker john boehner have been continuing to talk. a couple of details on where things stand: boehner would allow income tax rates to rise for people making more than a million dollars a year.and would hold rates where they are for everyone making less. initially - republicans didn't want 'any' taxes to go up. and the president would
there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful, little kids between five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own. iman the fall and were also teachers-among-the fallen where teachers. our hearts are broken today for the parents and the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults that were lost. our hearts are broken for the hearts of the survivors as well. as blessed as the heart to have the children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. there is no word if that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. if it is a elementary school and newton, conn., or a shopping mall and connecticut, or a temple in wisconsin or a movie and all aurora, these neighborhoods our our neighborhoods and these are our children. we are going to come together and take meaningful action to prevent tragedi
rejected their proposal. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. that is sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. the scrooge christmas. >> the president's proposal calls for extends the tax cuts for the middle class. according to the speaker, republicans are not interested in any plan that raises taxes. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from our economy that needs to be invested in our economy to put the american people back to work. now, it is the wrong approach. sthao republicans want the tax cut extended for everyone not just the middle class. they will work towards an agreement before the january 1st deadline. the gridlock on capitol hill was left unchanged. nasdaq dropped chose to 2. the judge says the boy scouts do not have to release files containing decades of sexual abuse complaints. a court in texas allowed the release of files from 1959 to 1985. they listed hundreds of cases in which scout leaders or volunteers from the bay area were dismissed for their behavior. the order today co
announcement during -- an announcement during a news conference. >> i want to go back to america my home where i was raised. >> they want to return him to belize where he is wanted for questioning and he said he was not involved in that shooting. >>> if you want the perfect gift, you want to go to the southerland and raiders players will be signing autographs at an event benefitting toys for tots. they will be signing autographs in exchange for a new unwrapped toy for the value of at least $20. the annual toy drive, fans were asked to donate new unwrapped toys or cash and they will be given to the people who live in public housing. >> we will be getting closer and let's check in with sal for trafficking and as you drive through the south, on the sunole grade it is off to a good start and it is getting more crowded but certainly not stop and go just yet we are also looking at the fremont highway and they are moving well heading out to the high- rise let's go back to the desk. >>> a frightening scene near the bay view district, two people are found bound and gag in the middle of the street and o
these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter in order to protect her students as was the school psychologist. one of the teachers helped people get out of a window. incredible things that people did. >> the superintendant of newtown public schools spoke out about the bravery of six teachers and administrators who gave their lives to save stud
in their body. 20 of them. is this america? i don't think so. >> senator dianne feinstein wants to renew the assault weapon ban. it banned the manufacturer of certain weapons and restricted the size of magazines. that law expired in 2004. >> i think these incidents will continue till we do something to change the supply node of these weapons -- mode of these weapons. >> the bill passed after a number of violent attacks, including the one in san francisco that left 9 people. ktvu's jade hernandez is live to tell us how a nra supporter is entering the mix. >> reporter: west virginia senator who is a democrat and nra member is talking gun regulation and leland yee is pushing for measures in the state. we decided to take this debate into the classroom. >> this is an ar15 rifle. >> reporter: he teaches his studentsp how to use -- students how to use these weapons. >> we are making the choice now, as a business owner, if people are an anti-depressants we are not going to teach them. >> he posted a flier against leland yee's proposal to allow guns reloaded with multiple loads of ammunition. lel
the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmakers to cut centers for disease control funding. >> something so terrible happened that people are saying we got to do something. this is not acceptable. >> reporter: in washington protesters interrupted the national rifle association's news conference where it called for armed police in every school. he has yet to hear from the national rifle association or the cdc but he is hopeful it will get someone's attention. >> reporter: do you think this will have any impact on this discussion? >> i do. >> reporter: his petition had more than 200 signatures. tonight the public health department said it considers violence and injury prevention one of its three winnable battles. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in the bay area, some schools already have armed guards on campus. why one school district officials tells us having officers comes at a cost. >>> woman arraigned in connection with a robbery at a mansion. 22-year-old raven chanel dixon was arrested
. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die every year from gun violence which is the same number who die from car crashes. the cdc spends a lot of honey and time researching car crashes and barely look at guns. >> reporter: he said the nra lobbied lawmakers to cut funding outlaw research on gun control in the 09's. the nra said its hoping to get armed police in all schools by the end of winter break. >>> we have continuing coverage of the nra's proposal and the national gun debate at 7:15 a first of it's kind buy back program proposed here in the bay area. at 7:30, the bay area schools that already have armed guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san francisco church is scheduled to give away thousands of free toys today to children in need. they have almost 8,000 toys and will give them out at an event partly sponsored by the san francisco giants. you are looking at video of last year's event. it's scheduled to start at nine. >> the deadline approaching and still no deal on the table. when the president said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fisc
is best for americas. >> reporter: coming at 6:00 p.m., the anger factor. consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on wall street today stocks fell for a fourth straight day. the dow is down 18 to 13,096. the nasdaq is down 4 at 2,985. the s&p is down 1 at 1,418. there is good news, americans are buying new homes at their fastest pace in 2 years. sales rose 4.4% last month. that is the strongest since april of 2010. with the rising sales the supply is low. just 149,000 new homes were on the market. that is higher than the record low in august. >>> police shot and killed a man they called an armed suspect. officers responded to an apartment complex this morning. ktvu's ann rubin spoke with police and someone who knew the man killed and has more information. >> reporter: investigators wrapped up here a short time ago. they say it could take several days before they release details about how the shooting happened. >> reporter: residents awoke to a terrifying scene. >> i heard that sound like 8-10 shots. quite a bit. >> i saw about 6-10 officers all busing in the apartment -- busti
hospital. we developed a treatment for their cancer that's helping kids like them across america. you know what i wish for? what's that honey? my hair back. and no more cancer. well, girls, st. jude is working on that. go to st. jude dot org or shop where ever you see the st. jude logo. >>> the gunman in the connecticut shooting was said to be diagnosed with aspberger's syndrome. why mental health experts say how ryan lanza was treated by his peers could have impacted his actions. >> reporter: as a child, adam lanza reportedly diagnosed with aspberger's syndrome. but that does not explain the violence. two years ago, i introduced you to johan gate, age 8. he's bright, but socially challenged. >> just panicked a lot. he screams a lot. cried a lot. when he's trying to hurt himself, i knew it was time to look for some answers. >> reporter: they often lack the ability to make friends. >> they may become targets of bullying, and social oft civil. >> reporter: he says bullying, and frustration may very well end up explaining adam lanza's violent outburst. >> we often treat people so bad they hav
in part, the national rifle association of america is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a
on the massacre. it read in part, the national rifle association of america is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identif
shooting the nra says and i'm quoting in part the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters and we are shocked, saddened, and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it will not comment on the newtown school shooting. immediately they did not out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency. the nra says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure the tragedy like that doesn't happen again. make sure you stay right here with us on ktvu for more coverage about the connecticut school shooting. coming up we'll take you back live to newtown, connecticut. we'll hear what it has been like for the students there who went back to school and what is complicating the investigation to figure out why the gunman did what he did. >> i can't imagine heading back to school. >>> time now 5:39. sal is covering traffic. where you starting? >> we are starting this morning with in fact i forgot. there we go. starting on highway 4 bay point. sometimes my brain it was there and j
of america. it's also a representation of the 300 million firearms in the united states today. nearly one gun per person. so i say now is the right time to talk about this. >> you are listening live to senator boxer speaking out about gun violence and holding a news conference to discuss new legislation to strengthen security at schools. she emphasized 258 victims have been killed in school shootings since columbine in 1999, 212 have been wounded since the shooting at -- we're gonna hear comments from her again and president obama will be carrying a speech live. we'll have more on that in a minute. >>> right now we want to check in with steve paulson for an update on the very cold weather. a pretty sunrise. >> we do have very, very cold readings, crystal clear. it's cold this morning. freeze warning is out. it's so cold that lori myers in walnut creek sent us this picture of her cat, chili dog parked right in front of the heater. i love it. if your cat is there, i understand as well. temperatures when you get in the 20s, it's really cold. cold morning, turning cloudy tomorrow. it will be warm
in america by dpms. >> reporter: a busy gun shop where the firearms are lined up in cases and on the walls. >> kind of like that insurance policy. probably will never need it or use it. if i do need it, i'll have it. >> reporter: first time gun buyer says she supports the president's task force to reduce gun violence and improve mental health resources. >> both should be looked into and regulated. it's a scary thing out there. >> reporter: last month we were with agents as they confiscated guns from those deemed to have a mental disability. this year more than 2000 firearms have been seized from prohibited persons in california from convicted felons to those determined to be mentally unstable. back at canyon sports. >> the responsibility of the owners of the guns and obviously their mental health is a huge concern. >> the firearms purchases are very hot right now. >> reporter: store owner ron kennedy on the president's push. >> true to what he said, he didn't do it in his first four. he has said he wasn't going to, but i think the pressure is pretty high. >> reporter: those we spoke to wan
: this is canyon sports. >> made in america by dpms. >> reporter: a busy gun shop where the firearms are lined up in cases and on the walls. >> kind of like that insurance policy. probably will never need it or use it. if i do need it, i'll have it. >> reporter: first time gun buyer says she supports the president's task force to reduce gun violence and improve mental health resources. >> both should be looked into and regulated. it's a scary thing out there. >> reporter: last month we were with agents as they confiscated guns from those deemed to have a mental disability. this year more than 2000 firearms have been seized from prohibited persons in california from convicted felons to those determined to be mentally unstable. back at canyon sports. >> the responsibility of the owners of the guns and obviously their mental health is a huge concern. >> the firearms purchases are very hot right now. >> reporter: store owner ron kennedy on the president's push. >> true to what he said, he didn't do it in his first four. he has said he wasn't going to, but i think the pressure is pretty high. >> repor
. >>> thank you, mark, the best known stock exchange in america is being sold. the new york stock exchange will end more than two centuries if regulators approve the 8 billion-dollar deal. they claim they will be more competitive with other international markets if it is a full service exchange. coming up at 7:09 we will go for alive reaction on this huge deal. investors remain focused on budget talks in washington d.c. >>> and he resigned his job because of a scandal but he will still get a paycheck. why he will still be considered an employee in the new year. >> miss universe he 2012 is... >> i was waiting for the answer, find out why it is a first in 15 years... . >>> welcome back, former maritime director will stay on the payroll despite his resignation. maritime director james kwon will keep working as a consultant for the port next year. he will work for seven months to make sure that business relationships go smoothly. executive director omar benjamin agreed to pay back more than $5,000 in expenses made at a strip club in texas. ktvu channel 2 morning news has also learned maritime
old elf and they are using a radar to keep track of anything flying over america. and google who used to track norad is launching their own expansive tracker this year. >>> let's check in with sal and we are looking at 208? >> that is -- 280? >> yes, northbound 208 still looks good on a very busy san jose commute and we are normally very busy but right now 680 is off to a good start and we are hoping that today is the first day of light traffic approaching the holiday week. >>> it's cold this thursday morning and we have cooler spots back down in the upper 20s. frost will be a factor and look at fairfield, currently 27 degrees downtown san francisco, 34 in san jose 39. a bigger picture, you will notice rain showers and it will be drifting in closer as we head to late this afternoon and this evening hours mainly targeting the north bay. winds are gusting up to 50 miles per hour and we have multiple storms to talk about and coming up, we will have more on how much rainfall you can expect in your neighborhood. >>> thank you, mark. >>> parking problems with overpaid parking tickets, why s
left europe at about 7:00 p.m. covered south america in a jiffy and is making its way to california. to see santa's progress go to ktvu.com. >> santa claus on a move. >>> we'll ta oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >>> and happening now, we want to go to the lefty o' doules bar where santa's helpers have collected 5,000 toys so far a little under their goal of 15,000 but they said late tonight that their toys include big items including bicycles and other generous gifts. you can drive up or give your toy to any bar driver. that drive ends when the bar closes at 2:00 this morning. >>> there was no joy for the 49ers yesterday. they can still essentially get what they want. >> they can get a first round bye if they beat arizon
's cloud infrastructure for the problem. they're saying the outage was across the americas. they apologized in a tweet yesterday calling it terrible timing. wired magazine reports that this is the third time this year that an amazon outage has disrupted netflix. >> stanley roberts found people behaving badly. >> this isn't easy. the man made bridge that i'm trying to cross mid to feel coyote creek with a camera. i'm not liking this but it is what it is. >> this is just one of many bridges that allow the homeless to go back and forth. >> i'm not worried about the camera, i can take a dunk but the camera can't. >> there's 8 miles of homeless encampments what i'm about to show you is a small bit. they're all along the creek which is a delicate ecosystem that is in grave danger. this water looks okay but this is what is floating in it and see that shopping cart? there are literally dozens just like this. the shopping carts are often used as metal nets to catch salmon and other wildlife. some have been destroyed by flood waters but others are still intact. this one is built on stilts and while i
of america. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: today nra executive vice president wayne lapierre to protecting students and said he says since the president and certain members of congress have armed security, why not our children. he says he wants armed officers at schools and the government to help pay for it. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> nra, stop killing our children. >> reporter: protesters stopped the presentation twice. >> we don't want this overly powerful lobby group, the nra, which is extremely powerful dictating what, how we're going live our lives as americans. >> reporter: the president of the international association of chiefs of police called the nra's proposal unworkable given the huge numbers of officers needed. senator diane feinstein had this reaction from capitol hill. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: during the press confere
million americans, protect middle america the middle income americans and also work on deficit reduction. >> the president solution would still leave red ink as far as the eye could see. and difficult for jobs. >> this is it difficult for the brink of perpetual gridlock. >> this is likely that we will go over the fiscal cliff and not and if we allow that to happen. would be the most concord consequential, terrible act of gridlock. >> president obama is in hawaii but could possibly cut his vacation short to hammer out a deal. >> thousands of nurses will walk off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with sutter health's alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiated labor contracts care protections. such as staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. strikers say hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> analysts say many shoppers haven't been in the holiday spirit when it comes to spending money. the four-day black friday we
dispensary in america should stay open even if it breaks federal law. >>> welcome back. 6:25. a legal battle between the city of oakland and the federal government over a marijuana dispensary the biggest one in the country. the harbor side health center has 100,000 patients. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. now the federal government wants to shut it down. and seize the property. the judge is now considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland by the way is siding with the center which by the way pays a lot of taxes. >> it's like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that earn compliance of california law. >> attorneys say case law may support throwing out the federal action on a statue of limitations technicality. prosecutors say large marijuana operations are prone to abusing state marijuana laws and allowing pot to fall into the hands of people without medical marijuana certificates. >>> your time 6:26. let's check our commute. sal is back. you are che
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